Burning Down the House: Politics, Governance, and Affirmative Action at the University of California by Brian Pusser | 9780791460580 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Burning Down the House: Politics, Governance, and Affirmative Action at the University of California

Burning Down the House: Politics, Governance, and Affirmative Action at the University of California

by Brian Pusser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791460584

ISBN-13: 9780791460580

Pub. Date: 01/01/2006

Publisher: State University of New York Press

A riveting analysis of the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California.

Burning Down the House presents a riveting analysis of one of the most nationally prominent and bitterly contested policy battles in the history of American higher education: the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California.

Overview

A riveting analysis of the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California.

Burning Down the House presents a riveting analysis of one of the most nationally prominent and bitterly contested policy battles in the history of American higher education: the struggle to eliminate affirmative action at the University of California. A timely and essential addition to the literature on affirmative action, it examines the political, economic, legal, and organizational factors that shaped the debate in California and offers unique insight into the contemporary politics of admissions policy, university governance, and the role of higher education in broader state and national political contests to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791460580
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/01/2006
Series:
SUNY series, Frontiers in Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Figures and Tables

Acknowledgments

1. Burning Down the House: The Politics of Higher Education Policy

2. The UC Governance and Decision-Making Structure: History and Context

3. The Context Shaping the Affirmative Action Contest at UC

4. Interest Articulation and the Illusion of Control

5. The New Politics of Governance

6. National Contest and Conflict

7. Contest, Resistance, and Decision

8. Aftermath

9. The End and the Beginning

Appendix 1. SP-1 as Amended and Passed

Appendix 2. SP-2 as Amended and Passed

Notes

Bibliography

Index

List of Titles, SUNY series: Frontiers in Education

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